Last week's column about tax-loss selling prompted lots of questions from readers. Today, I'll answer several of them. If I sell shares for a loss in my non-registered account and then decide to repurchase them in the same account before the required 30 days have passed, what happens? Although you cannot claim a capital loss in that situation, you're not completely out of luck: You are permitted to add the loss to the adjusted cost base of the shares you own.
Whether you enjoy turkey breast, ham, salami or headcheese (who doesn't? ), Premium Brands offers a wide range of deli meats, breads and other food products marketed under dozens of brand names. The company itself also has a healthy appetite: This week alone, it gobbled up U.S. sandwich makers Buddy's Kitchen and Raybern Foods and acquired a 50-per-cent stake in bread and pastry maker Shaw Bakers. With the stock hitting new highs, investors have that pleasantly full feeling.
One of my favourite investing books is The Single Best Investment: Creating Wealth with Dividend Growth, by U.S. money manager Lowell Miller. In a fast-paced world of hedge funds, momentum stocks and exotic exchange-traded funds, the book stands out for its sensible approach to investing.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".